Special event renews Luke plea
ONE year and one day after 19-year-old Luke Durbin went missing, his family held a special event to show they are as determined as ever to find him.Luke's mum Nicki, of Hollesley, was at Woodbridge's Riverside Theatre yesterday to raise awareness of her son's case and money for the charity which is supporting the search for him.
ONE year and one day after 19-year-old Luke Durbin went missing, his family held a special event to show they are as determined as ever to find him.
Luke's mum Nicki, of Hollesley, was at Woodbridge's Riverside Theatre yesterday to raise awareness of her son's case and money for the charity which is supporting the search for him.
She desperately hopes the event - in aid of the National Missing Persons Helpline (NMPH) - will bring new clues to Luke's whereabouts.
“Luke has been missing for a year now and I know no more about what has happened to him today than I knew the day I reported him missing,” she said.
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The event featured live entertainment from local bands, a barbecue and a charity “silent auction”, with speakers including former Beirut hostage John McCarthy.
Money raised will directly benefit NMPH, the UK's only charity that works with young runaways, missing and unidentified people, their families and others who care for them.
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NMPH chief executive Paul Tuohy said: “We hope this event will bring Nicki and all of Luke's friends and families, the news we all wish to hear.”
The search is gaining support from a host of celebrities, including former cricketer Bob Willis, television personality Griff Rhys Jones and actors Richard E Grant and Robert Bathurst.
Despite extensive searches for Luke and a possible sighting of him in the West End of London, his whereabouts remains a mystery.
He has been missing since the early hours of Friday May 12, 2006 following a night out with friends at the Zest nightclub in Ipswich.
Anyone who has seen Luke or has any news on where he could be should contact the confidential NMPH on Freefone 0500 700 700 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.